Psychology & Psychiatry

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings ...

Surgery

Massive weight loss fuels surge in plastic surgery

An increase in the number of weight loss surgeries in the U.S. is beginning to have a ripple effect in plastic surgery, according to new data released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Procedures specifically ...

Medications

Allergan buys fat-freezing company for $2.5 bn

Drug giant Allergan announced Monday the $2.5 billion acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics, makers of a fast-growing technology to eliminate body fat through "CoolSculpting," which essentially freezes unwanted fat away.

Other

Breast implants are most popular form of plastic surgery

(Medical Xpress) -- Breast augmentations are the most common form of plastic surgery nationwide, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Loyola University Health System plastic surgeons are seeing similar trends ...

Surgery

Doctors nonsurgically correct infant ear deformities

A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has improved a nonsurgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects newborn ear deformities in just two ...

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